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Hill rallies Saints to 19-17 victory over Chargers

Aug. 18, 2019 9:09 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Taysom Hill has been the quintessential all-purpose player the past two seasons. On Sunday, he showed again what makes him such a valuable weapon for the New Orleans Saints. Hill had 191 yards of offense and directed three second-half scoring drives to help the Saints rally for a...

Chargers All-Pro safety James to have surgery on right foot

Aug. 18, 2019 8:09 PM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers All-Pro safety Derwin James will have surgery on his right foot this week and could miss three months Coach Anthony Lynn said Sunday after Los Angeles' 19-17 exhibition loss to New Orleans on Sunday that James has opted for surgery after receiving more evaluations...

Chargers All-Pro safety James out with broken right foot

Aug. 16, 2019 5:16 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — The Los Angeles Chargers will likely go into the regular season without one of their top defensive players for the second straight year. All-Pro safety Derwin James is sidelined due to a foot injury suffered during Thursday's practices with the New Orleans Saints. James has a...

Close friends Brees and Rivers get to share practice field

Aug. 15, 2019 7:49 PM EDT

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Philip Rivers and Drew Brees have not been teammates since 2005 but the bond between the two still remains strong. The quarterbacks are sharing a field as the Los Angeles Chargers host the New Orleans Saints for practices for the third straight year. The two teams will work out...

New Orleans Superdome to be renovated before 2024 Super Bowl

Aug. 15, 2019 3:10 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New Orleans' iconic Superdome, home to the Saints football team and a symbol of the city's revival after Hurricane Katrina, will undergo a $450 million facelift, under a financing plan approved Thursday that is aimed at keeping the NFL team in Louisiana for decades. The 44-year-old...

A time-out for the NFL in 'NOLA no-call' lawsuit

Aug. 14, 2019 8:10 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana's Supreme Court has ruled that the NFL can hold off, for now, on providing documents and answering questions in a New Orleans Saints fan's lawsuit over referees' failure to call crucial penalties in a January playoff game won by the Los Angeles Rams. Attorney Anthony LeMon says...

TE Jared Cook not taking Saints' prolific scheme for granted

Aug. 13, 2019 1:09 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — First-year Saints tight end Jared Cook won't take his apparent good fit with record-setting quarterback Drew Brees and New Orleans' prolific offense for granted. After a decade in the NFL that often fell short of expectations — particularly in Green Bay with star QB Aaron...

Governor talks Superdome renovation, new Saints lease

Aug. 12, 2019 9:29 PM EDT

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards says the state is working on lease extensions with the New Orleans Saints designed to keep the NFL club in the Superdome for up to 30 additional years. Edwards, who attended Saints training camp on Monday, says lease talks are running in conjunction with...

With new offense, new digs, LSU eyes 'special' 2019 season

Aug. 12, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Quarterback Joe Burrow goes beyond LSU's evident talent and experience at key positions when explaining his assertion that the Tigers are primed to have a "special" season. "It's kind of hard to just describe it," Burrow said with a relaxed, matter-of-fact certainty to his tone....

Vikings debut new offense in 34-25 preseason win over Saints

Aug. 10, 2019 1:07 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Kirk Cousins enjoyed his first true taste of Minnesota's new offense — both from under center and watching from the sideline. Cousins was flawless in his lone series in Minnesota's new offensive scheme, backup Sean Mannion delivered a scoring pass under a heavy rush, and the...